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Museum of Art Reading Art Book Club will discuss Optics 2017

Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing by Laura Snyder on at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Museum of Nature and Science classroom, 411 N. Main St.

Through this book, we are transported to the wonder-age of seventeenth-century Holland, as new discoveries in optics were shaping the two great geniuses of Delft―Vermeer and van Leeuwenhoek―and changing the course of art and science forever.

To jump start the discussion, the Museum of Art will show Lenses on Leeuwenhoek and David Hockney: Secret Knowledge at 1:30 p.m.

Reading Art Book Club meetings are free and open to the public, even for those who haven’t read the book. For more information or for details on book selections, contact Stephanie Abdon at 575/541-2217 or e-mail

Admission to the City of Las Cruces Museums are free. The museums are open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit the website at:

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.